Ottawa – The controversial CPTPP has been rushed through three Parliamentary readings in just two days, leaving Canada’s Senate as the only possible hope for a full and proper review of the deal and its impacts on Canadians. The Council of Canadians is now urging the Senate to require this independent review.
Ottawa — Yesterday afternoon, the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or the slightly reformed Trans-Pacific Partnership – passed third reading after very limited debate in the House of Commons. It passed by 236 to 44 votes with the Conservatives and Liberals voting for and the NDP, Greens, and Bloc Québécois voting against.
Water advocates Emma Lui and Waasekom (Edward George) will be in London, Ontario on Wednesday to discuss water crises in the Great Lakes Basin and beyond at the event, What do water, the Great Lakes and the election have in common?
Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts
Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia – More than 50 people set out from Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect today to defend their communities, the lobster fishery, and the coastally-dependent tourism industry from the risks of offshore drilling.
Mahone Bay & Lower Prospect: Two non-motorized paddling flotillas raising awareness about BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia, hosted by local outfitters and activists.
Fort McMurray, AB – The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor today in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine. The hearings began last week on what would be the largest ever tar sands mine, if built.
Ahead of a major conference on ‘Canada’s East Coast energy future’, new polling indicates slightly more Nova Scotians are likely to oppose than support BP drilling offshore Nova Scotia.
OTTAWA — In response to the new NAFTA deal revealed last night, now called the USMCA free trade agreement, the Council of Canadians says that while Chapter 11 (the investor state dispute settlement provision) has changed, the agreement is still far away from a deal that protects people and the environment.
The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor next week in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine.
Lunenburg – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is holding another “information session” for western NS municipal councillors in Yarmouth this week. Why? To defend its decision to give BP a green light to continue drilling at unprecedented depths in the stormy waters along the Scotian Shelf.